Brighton Reticulation

How to Add a Solenoid in a Tight Fitting Space

Holidays started today and then I got a call… ‘Can you just come and wire up some solenoids for me? I haven’t a clue how these things work’. It was another landscaper but someone who wasn’t confident with retic. ‘Sure…’ I said. That’ll take 5 mins. And then I got […]

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The Value of an Expert

In my younger years I did a lot of running, so much so that by my early 30’s I had bad tendonitis in my ililo-tibial band and over the last 20 years it has gradually worsened to the point where I currently can’t run any distance at all. Even walking hurts […]

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Running Irrigation off a Rainwater Tank

I get asked often if I can install a rainwater tank to act as the supply for the reticulation. Short answer… No… What you need to realise is that unless you are planning on having a massive (100 000l tank) there isn’t much point. Let’s assume you have a 3000L […]

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One Irrigation Zone Stays On With The Rest

A common problem is for one irrigation zone to remain on while the system goes thru its cycle. Almost invariably this is due to the solenoid on that station being faulty and being stuck open. Depending on what type of solenoid you have it is most likely going to be a […]

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Its Winter – Retic OFF

As of June 1st all reticulation needs to be shut off or you will risk a fine from the Water Corp. You can still get a watering exemption for new lawn and you can still handwater, but all systems need to be turned off from now until September 1st. If […]

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